Each small thing that wakes up on a 45 year old machine is a victory. if you’ve been following the Ruby project you’ve watched as we stepped out with a new dash AC concept. As all new things, it’s always up to the end result. You’ve followed as we desighed the new system, installed it and considered outlet placement and 100 other things………it all comes down to “will it blow”………I am now happy to announce this 1973 no longer sucks…it blows
These are 2 of the 4 planned vents, the other 2 are still open and will create more pressure when installed but for now…”Hey Wilber, she flies!” Next the dash will now come together……….stay tuned.
But wait………there’s more!
Modifications on Ruby’s door latch and catch done…not trimmed out but fitting And old and new is all connected. So with the aluminum adapter plate polished Modify a new latch to what we need We took these parts Cleaned and refinished everything And now we have this Here is an original “survivor” 1973 door
OK, the guys are coming in….I’ll pick this up when I get back…… this is the stuff I did….the guys are on their own planet…I’ll show you that stuff too………Page 2 coming up.
had a great morning meeting……. every morning we do this…….wake up and get your butt on task…Jared does it though in such a nice way……it works You’ve got to have the support of your guys because THIS work is not just about the money…….there’s no cake-work working on these old things!
A little closer look at Ruby’s restored entry door handle, because this is such a unique spot in time I felt it really important to get it right This will be a centerpiece for the overall originality of the exterior…1973 prototype all the way
On other fronts….. After a progress inspection a good decision was made to refinish the original wall panels and replace the original Roman shade window treatment. With the new carpet in, the walls just had to go While it’s true his new reupholstered new color pleather sofa will cover most of the wall above putting this sofa in front of that original wall…well you know what I mean. Also with the overhead cabinets down we will be able to space these GM floorplan cabinets out enough to accept the new 1.5″ cell shade window treatment.
BTW, if you would like to pick up a refurbished Honda EX-6010 generator, here is the first of 3 we have located.
The running unit will get a new starter, carb., electric radiator fan, cleaned up, fluids, filters basically everything to bring this generator up to reliable status. There will be $3500, this one is spoken for, we have 2 more coming in…if you are interested give me a call…..
next, I’ve had so many ask “how hard is it to put in a quad bag rear suspension…boy, it sure looks involved..
The manufacture of the stationary main member of the system was produced in 2 pieces each air bag connects to 1 of the 2 fixtures The 2 sections are set up the same way Then 4 bolts through the frame where the bogy is connected then this 2nd section above has 4 bolts to pu them together then the 2 bogy pin nuts go back on through the 2 large holes in the pictured outer member and it’s doneWe charge 6 hours to install…will take you 4 hours on 1 side and 2 hours on the other….the learning curve is pretty easy! Why do this… spend @ $2200 on your rear suspension?
You must understand if 1 of your 4 rear wheels are damaged you will be on a Landall flat bed whecker……You must have everything working or you have nothing. The quad bag system, you can whipe out 2 rear wheels…….bearings, rim, tire and all and keep moving No other system gives you this safety…I’m sorry but you must have backups…countermeasures….a second way to go not if but WHEN something goes wrong on your 40 year old machines. This can save you and that’s all there is to say…….
It’s not the cost…yes it is 2 times that of a single bag system. Remember, a tow on a Landall flatbed will be $4 a mile! Your choice…….
It’s late, my fingers hurt and I need to get to work. Electrical for my on Ruby and the rest of the place is humming…..see ya tomorrow.